Leon Friederichs awarded with the Andreas Prize

Leon Friederichs awarded with the Andreas Prize
Leon Friederichs from the class for painting and printmaking by Prof. Kerstin Drechsel has been awarded with the Andreas Prize of the National Park Harz. The award ceremony took place during the opening of the exhibition "Natur-Mensch" in the town hall barn in St. Andreasberg. Leon Friederichs is represented with his woodcut "Carpet". The work was created in the workshops of the HGB Leipzig.

The Andreas Art Prize, donated by the Sparkasse Hildesheim Goslar Peine, has been awarded for the 28th time. This year, around 270 artists applied for the award. This year's patron is once again Lower Saxony's Environment Minister Olaf Lies. "Artists for nature and national parks" - under this heading are worldwide projects in which artists look at nature and human's relationship to it through their eyes. With their works, they present this view to other people and stimulate reflection. Together with the Bergstadt Sankt Andreasberg, today a district of the town of Braunlage, the National Park Harz took up this idea as early as 1995 and created the art exhibition "Natur-Mensch". Beyond the German borders, the art exhibition has become a permanent fixture in artist circles. The theme of Nature - Human has enjoyed increasing popularity over the years. The Andreas Art Prize is endowed with prize money of € 2,000.